By Rachel Walker
One Sunday morning in March, around 10 a.m., I was perched atop Winter Parks Vasquez bowl preparing to drop in to a pillow of powder preserved in the shade of a chute. It had snowed about six inches the night before. Above, the sun bore down. The crystalline sky offered clear views of the surrounding peaks. I dropped in and knocked off six swooping, weightless turns into the bowl. Then I skied through the trees, back to Winter Park. Did I mention there were no crowds?
Welcome to spring skiing, one of the best, possibly most underrated, aspects of our sport. There are many reasons to love spring skiing in Colorado. Here are ten.